Courses

2019 Continuing Education Schedule

REFUND POLICY Students who officially withdraw from a course prior to the first instructional day of the class will receive a 100% refund of tuition. Students who withdraw from a course after the start of the first instructional day shall receive no refund of tuition. Refunds, when due, will be made by check to the address shown as the student’s official home of record within 30 days of the first day of class, or from the date the College cancels the class due to low enrollment. Students should notify their instructor to formally withdraw from a course prior to the first day of class. This policy applies to classroom setting environments only and is not applicable to mine safety certification or instruction.

NOTE: All scheduled classes have a minimum enrollment requirement of five (5) students unless otherwise specified.

Personal Enrichment Classes

ClassDateDayTimeCampusCost
Holiday Cupcake Decorating11/7Th5:30-7:30 pmLOIC$25.00
Holiday Cupcake Decorating11/14Th5:30-7:30pmDublin, Porter 609$25.00
Holiday Cupcake Decorating11/21Th5:30-7:30pmSandersville$25.00

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For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu.

Course Descriptions:

  • Holiday Cupcake Decorating – Learn how to decorate cupcakes like a professional baker. Skills presented include making your own icing, using an icing bag, borders and rosettes. The theme will be creating unique holiday designs. Sweet!

Career Development Classes

ClassDateDayTimeCampusCost
Basic Computing III11/4M9am-4pmJefferson$75.00
Basic Computing III11/5T9am-5pmSandersville$75.00
HR Lunch & Learn: Advanced Business Writing11/6W12-1pmWebinarFree
Advanced Business Writing11/6W12-1pmWebinarFree
Basic Computing III11/6W9am-4pmDublin, Porter 609$75.00
Workplace Communication11/6W6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$75.00
Conversational Spanish11/12T5:30-8pmDublin, Porter 609$75.00
Time Management11/13W6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$75.00
Conflict Resolution11/20W6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$75.00
Team Building12/4W6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$75.00
HR Lunch & Learn: Influencing w/o Authority12/4W12-1pmWebinarFree
Gen. Contractor CEU12/12Th9am-12pmSandersville$125.00

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For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu.

*There is a program fee and cost for materials for those individuals who do not meet eligibility requirements. Please call for more information and to see if you qualify.

Course Descriptions:

  • Basic Computing III – This advanced course is designed for the serious user with career or other similar needs. The following will be the primary focus of the study: Advanced Excel usage, Pivot Tables, Access, Publisher.
  • Conflict Resolution – In the Conflict Resolution workshop, participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. If left unresolved conflict can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, and even law suits.
  • Conversational Spanish – As the class title implies, learn the fundamentals of speaking Spanish in a basic conversational context. Learn to converse in Spanish in transactional interactions as well as in casual settings.
  • Gen. Contractor CEU – This class will focus on important leadership skills for contractors including job site safety, communication, and risk management and problem-solving. Successful completion of this course will allow 6 hours of required CE credit for licensure.
  • HR Lunch & Learn: Advanced Business Writing – See description in Lunch N Learn section below.
  • HR Lunch & Learn: Influencing w/o Authority – See description in Lunch N Learn section below.
  • Quickbooks – With the demand for cloud-based and “on the go” accounting software growing, QuickBooks Online offers the reliability of a QuickBooks product without the stationary nature of QuickBooks Desktop. The QuickBooks Online Continuing Education class will be an interactive class reviewing the procedures and processes of QuickBooks Online. Topics covered will include customer transactions, vendor transactions, banking and credit card transactions, budgeting, inventory and classifications, and payroll.
  • Team Building – Participants will learn the importance and benefits of team building within an organization. Through this workshop participants will gain a new perspective on teamwork and learn to become a valuable member to any team.
  • Time Management – A simple glance at the desks of various workers reveals different organizational and time management practices that individuals have adapted to their personality. Personality preferences have an impact on how individuals successfully manage their time. In this workshop each different approach to time management will be reviewed and techniques for maximizing time usage will be explored.
  • Workplace Communication – This course is designed to provide a foundation for workplace communication skill building. A variety of communication styles will be explored. Skills practice will focus on both planned and impromptu communication. Several opportunities for individuals to practice their communication skills will be provided. The principles taught in this course are appropriate for more traditional organizational structures, as well as team environments.

CEU Credit Classes Courses:

Many of our classes can also be used for credit toward required CEU certifications. Ask us if such credit is needed and we will compare our courses to your needs.

Lunch-N-Learn Series

Participants are invited to join other professionals at either the Sandersville or Dublin campus for a box lunch and discussion after the webinar. The session is FREE and lunch is $10. You are not required to purchase lunch if you only want to join the class. You may also view the series from your own computer. Contact us at 478-275-5988 for details.

Webinar Location:

  • OFTC’s Dublin Campus, #609
  • OFTC’s Sandersville Campus, #319 

Cost Per Class, Per Person: $0 for webinar; $10 for lunch
Details: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • November 6, 2019 – Advanced Business Writing
    • This advanced course will highlight modern stylistic preferences that impact writing in the workplace. This course is critical for most individuals in a professional setting. Most leaders and managers, especially, are spending most of their work time communicating in one form or another, so honing these skills to make each communication that much more impactful is critical.
  • December 4, 2019 – Influencing Without Authority
    • Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership and Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you to influence others (above you, below you or your peers) without having to flex your authoritative muscle.

Advanced Certifications

A nationally recognized training program preparing individuals for leadership roles in the construction industry. Presented through a partnership with the Associated General Contractors of Georgia and OFTC. 

TopicDateDayTimeCampusCost
STP: Leadership & Motivation11/4, 11, 18, 25M6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$250.00
STP: Communication12/2, 9, 16M6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$250.00
STP: Planning & Scheduling1/6, 13, 20, 27M6-8 pmDublin, Porter 609$250.00
STP: Contracts & Documents2/3, 10, 17, 24M6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$250.00
STP: Improving Productivity3/9, 16, 23, 30M6-8p,Dublin, Porter 609$250.00
STP: Risk Management & Problem Solving4/6, 13, 20, 27M6-8pmDublin, Porter 609$250.00

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For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Roger Byrd at 478-275-5988 or rbyrd@oftc.edu.

Course Descriptions:

Supervisory Training Program (STP) -The Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company’s bottom line. You make your money in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization’s bottom line. The course is presented in six units. National certification is available to those that complete all six units successfully. The units are: Communication, Contracts & Documents, Improving Productivity, Leadership & Motivation, Planning & Scheduling, Risk Management & Problem Solving.

American Heart Association Schedule

Anyone can take either class. The BLS Provider class is geared more toward RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s or anyone in the medical field. The First Aid and CPR classes are geared more toward first responders and lay persons. However, please contact your employer/work to find out which course you are required to have.

BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor

This is a course for people who are interested in becoming a BLS Instructor. Must have a minimum of 3 students to make class.

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • TBD

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • October 16, 2019
  • January 15, 2020
  • April 22, 2020

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For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592 or Lottie Rizzardi at (478) 553-2149. 

BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider

This course if for the professional healthcare provider and others whose job requires that they respond in a healthcare emergency and must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. Core material such as adult, child and infant CPR (including two rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, barrier devices, and automated external defibrillator (AED) is covered.

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $65.00
Details: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • October 30, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

  • January 22, 2020

  • February 19, 2020

  • March 18, 2020

  • April 22, 2020

  • May 20, 2020

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $65.00
Details: 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • November 14, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • April 9, 2020
  • May 14, 2020
  • June 11, 2020

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For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592 or Lottie Rizzardi at (478) 553-2149. 

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED**

This course teaches rescuers how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes of an emergency until professional help arrives. General principles of First Aid, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, Adult/Child CPR/choking, Adult Child AED, Infant CPR and Choking, and Environmental Emergencies are included. This course is for those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

Class Location: OFTC North Campus, Sandersville
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • October 30, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

  • January 22, 2020

  • February 19, 2020

  • March 18, 2020

  • April 22, 2020

  • May 20, 2020

Class Location: OFTC South Campus, Dublin
Cost Per Class, Per Person: $75.00
Details: Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • November 14, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • April 9, 2020
  • May 14, 2020
  • June 11, 2020

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For more detailed program information including requirements or to register, please contact Katrina Veal at (478) 275-6592 or Lottie Rizzardi at (478) 553-2149. **Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED may be taken separately for $40 each. Heartsaver CPR AED is from 9:00am-12:00pm and First Aid 1:00pm-4:00pm.